We are the reason why Parliament is popular: Ndlozi
The recent popularity of parliamentary proceedings is all thanks to the EFF, its spokesperson has told News24 during an exclusive interview.
Speaking to News24 after the State of the Nation Address debate on Tuesday, a vibrant Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, dressed in EFF regalia, said his party was the reason people watched Parliament with interest.
"We are the reason why Parliament is popular. We are the reason why [so] many people are able today to speak about what happens in Parliament - to debate [at]... their dinner table, to watch Parliament and be interested in it. We are the reason why it’s a trend to the everyday lives... of the people," he said.
Ndlozi said the EFF had been at the centre of a new level of debate in Parliament.
"We have raised a whole set of debates. We raised the question of this Parliament of Cape Town moving to Pretoria. We rose questions of land. We have been in the forefront of speaking about illicit financial flows and the erosion of the tax base by multinational corporations..." he said.
Ndlozi and several other EFF MP’s staged a dramatic walkout after their leader Julius Malema delivered his response for the Sona debate on Tuesday.
Malema said he ANC had clear signs that President Jacob Zuma was incapable of being the country's leader.
"All those signs were clear that you are not capable to be a president. This is the man who knowingly had sex with an HIV-positive woman and later explained to court that a shower would lessen the chances of contracting HIV. We are now a laughing stock of the world."